This is what we like to see isn't it ... two relaxed, happy bunnies snoozing in the shade of the Arch Rabbit House on a lovely summers day.1.
Allow plenty of nice soft bedding in the house, like Chopped Hemp
, Hay or Straw. Do not use newspaper or pine shavings (can be harmful if they ingest them). In cold weather fill their house with lots of extra bedding for them to snuggle into so they can stay warm. Keep the hutch clean and healthy by changing bedding every few days and do a proper clean once a week.2.
Be good about their diet. Plenty of hay for their digestion and a good pelleted rabbit feed. Leafy greens are a nice regular treat, and root vegetables as an occasional treat. Do not feed them meusli type feed or grass cuttings (it upsets their digestion).3.
Allow plenty of exercise. If in an outdoor run provide as much space for running around as possible with stimulation like ramps to run up and down or cardboard boxes to play in (make sure they dont eat them though). Encourage excercise by playing with them.4.
Ensure your outdoor run is predator proof. Foxes can easily dig into a run underneath the edges, as can rats, so always make sure the run is made of small-size mesh. Heavy duty metal weldmesh is best and regularly check for gaps which may allow predators in.5.
Regularly handle your bunny and check its health, particularly its front gnawing teeth which can grow at up to 3mm a week. Be prepared to take it to a vet if you notice any change in its behaviour, especially lack of eating. Rabbits are good at hiding pain.